October 28, 2010 

The communications department publishes the employee newsletter "e-nlightened" each week so staff can keep in touch with what is going on across the district.  E-mail your pictures and a brief description to Communications and we will include them as space permits.


Board of Trustees Meeting Summary

The Board of Trustees met in regular session on Thursday, October 28.  The following link will provide you a summary of actions taken at their meeting.


>View Oct. 28, 2010 e-review

 >View Trustee Web pages

In this issue...

October Principal Month 


Assistant Secretary of U.S. Department of Education Visits BISD


World Series Festivities


University Graduate Program


HHS Marching Band







Upcoming Events
Daylight Savings Time
Nov. 7

Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov. 24 - 26

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principalmoTexas Governor Proclaims October Principal Month

The Texas Association of Secondary Principals and the Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association are proud to announce the receipt of a proclamation from the Office of the Governor of Texas encouraging all Texans to "...recognize the important role principals play in ensuring that every child has access to a high-quality education..." and proclaiming October 2010 as Principals Month.
Please join us in congratulating the school principals of our great state for their hard work and positive contributions by providing skillful leadership at local campuses throughout Texas.



USDEAssistant Secretary of U.S. Department of Education Visits BISD 

Brenda Dann-Messier, U.S. Department of Education assistant secretary of the office of vocational and adult education, recently visited Birdville ISD's Center of Technology and Advanced Learning. During her visit, she spent time with students and staff to discuss college and career readiness.


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worldseriesBISD Staff Enjoy World Series Festivities

Scott Gregory, Smith Elementary principal and Yankee fan, recently wore Texas Ranger Horns to celebrate the first game of the World Series. He is pictured with Trevor Crawford, fourth-grade teacher.


universitySeveral universities have contacted BISD about graduate programs for our staff. Links to these programs are on BISD's "University Graduate Program" page. The education programs listed on this site do not represent an endorsement by BISD or the administration. It is the responsibility of the individual to make sure these educational institutions are accredited and that their programs meet the educational requirements of the state. BISD is in no way responsible for any misinformation that may be given by any of these providers.


>University Programs


hhsbandHaltom High Marching Band Advances to State

Congratulations to the Haltom High School marching band for advancing to the 2010 UIL State Marching Contest. Haltom placed fourth out of 23 bands at the Area B competition. They will march in the state finals at the Alamodome on Tuesday, Nov. 2. Haltom's band has advanced to the State Marching Contest every year since 2000 ('00, '02, '04, '06, and '08) and in 1992.  In six appearances, Haltom was a finalist (ranked in the top 10) three times.


Haltom will have one final performance at 4:40 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 31 at the F.A.A.C.

auditionsAuditions for musical "South Pacific"

Haltom High School's fine arts department is holding auditions for children ages 7-12  for the musical "South Pacific" from 4:30-5:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 1 in the choir room at Haltom. The children characters speak and sing French and are scripted to be Eurasian (Asian and European descent). They are the son and daughter of a Frenchman named Emile. Ngana is an 11-year-old girl and Jerome is an 8-year-old boy. Ages and ethnicity are flexible. For information, contact Renee Norris at 817.547.6126.

ElectionNovember 2 Election Information

To obtain sample ballots and/or a list of Election Day polling locations, visit tarrantcounty.com/elections or call 817.831.8683.

>Early Voting/Voting Information   

Holiday card provided by students from Green Valley Elementary! Happy Halloween!